There are plenty of unsigned seniors around the region in North and South Carolina, and a few of them were on display at the Carmel MLK Showcase. If schools are looking for players in the Class of 2023, here are a few you may want to check out and rewind the tape with what they showed at the event.
2023 Zion McDuffie (Butler): McDuffie finally catching on with a few programs, which is great to see. And at the event, he reminded everyone just exactly what he can provide. He is a player that can impact and be used in a variety of ways, and is one that can make plays on both sides of the ball. Whether it is him high-flying or finishing strong at the rim and through contact, his ability to attack and be strong on the boards, or his instincts on the defensive end, McDuffie continues to show production while on the court.
2023 Jareece Breeden (Indian Land): If there is a program that is looking for a forward, '23 6'8 Jareece Breeden could be one to keep an eye on. He is long and mobile, and really did a nice job in helping his team secure a big win, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He brings athleticism to the table, finishes strong and stays active around the basket, and keeps the ball alive on the glass. One that is going a bit under the radar, his showing at the Carmel MLK may have opened a few more eyes.
2023 Avion Pinner (Concord Academy): Pinner continues to be one that I believe is going to be a nice piece and steal in the right program. With his long, agile, and mobile frame, along with his skillset to make plays for himself, get to the rim, and showcase his athleticism, there is a lot to like in how one could use him at the next level and I do believe he will only continue to develop his overall feel for the game at the next level.
2023 Jordon Nevill (East Meck): There may have not been a player I was more excited to see as an unsigned senior than Nevill and he delivered. It astonishes me that there aren't more programs coming his way, as I know there are programs that could use a lights-out shooter from deep.' He showed that and just how confident he is, as he continues to be one of the leaders in 3-point made field goals, and is nearly shooting 50 percent from behind the arc; those are crazy numbers.' But he also opened up more with his ability to drive and create downhill, finding other ways to score the basketball.
2023 Joseph Bachman (Greensboro Day): Bachman had a performance that may not have caught your eye first off, but when you go back and look at the tape and dive into the stats, you can see that he had a big impact on the game. He was a monster on the boards, racking up 15 boards and really being disruptive against Chambers in the paint; made it tough for opponents and really limited them in second-chance opportunities.' Bachman though was fierce and competes, battles hard down in the paint, has nice touch around the basket, and really goes after the ball on the boards.
2023 Petar Asceric (Concord Academy): Hard to teach size for someone who is 6'10, but Asceric is one that is starting to gain a little bit of momentum, and you are seeing that he is understanding the game and his impact more. Long, terrific wingspan, nice touch and feel around the basket, quick reaction, and strong in keeping the ball alive on the glass' Asceric is getting the job done and honestly starting to really show his full potential as a 6'10 prospect. Just earned an offer before the event, but more could be looking his way.
2023 Khamani Wertz (Carmel Christian): Need to give credit when it is due, and Wertz has been a huge x-factor for Carmel Christian. Though this team may not be the best shooting team from the perimeter, Wertz brings that to the floor along with a smart feel, another ball-handler, and is a point guard that will do what is needed to help run his team. When his team needs it though, Wertz is able to really help stretch the floor with his perimeter shot, as his confidence continues to rise this season.
2023 Bryce Cash (Carmel Christian): Cash continued to do everything he has been doing this season, and he stepped up and made huge plays in what felt like a Top-25 national game. Cash is just a different animal on the court, especially when he is getting downhill and attacking as there isn't much you can do to slow him down. He is able to embrace contact, be physical at multiple positions, guard all over the court, and continue to make big plays and shots when his team needs him the most. But again, this is just another day at the office for this senior.